Some issues in android

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Reading along with audio in the android version is great but it seems

that you cannot easily pause the audio. You have to scroll back up to do

that and when you use your finger to scroll up and down the page, the 

text gets highlighted.


Am I doing something incorrect? Would it be possible to only have some

sort of a floating player with only the stop-pause-play-rewind controls

that follows along while you scroll down? In your case, how do you use

the reading tool in android? Do you experience the same?

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Regarding the location of the player, we've gone back and forth on it a few times and decided to leave the whole thing floating. So no scrolling is involved, which is why I'm surprised by your post. Are you using the app? If not, it's available here. If you are, then please tell me your device/OS. 


Regarding scrolling, there should be a margin on both sides of the text to allow you to scroll without selecting text. Again, I wonder if you are not using the app.

I'm reading the Malazan Book of the Fallen.

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I'm using the android app with Asus Zenfone Max.


I've used the margin after reading your reply but it does not follow anymore

the video when I scroll because I see a different text. What happens is that

the first page which has let's say 100 words in it. When I use the margin to go

to the next page I now see the next 100 words eventhough I only saw let's

say 50% of the first 100 words. Don't know if it made sense. jaja.


I usually read in a laptop using the OPLingo and what I do is I remove all

the line breaks and I separate the entire text with line breaks of my own

by simply pressing the Enter button twice. Do you have a recommended

way of formatting the text?

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Ok, I see what you are talking about now. You said audio, but I see you were looking at a youtube video passage.


Yes, right now you have to scroll back up to get to the video to pause the audio. I have written a ticket to make the video float, so you will not need to scroll to get to the video. The downside is that in landscape there will only be room for 2 lines of text to read at a time. But if that is an issue, you can switch back to portrait.


When you are scrolling by sliding you finger up or down the edge of your phone, there should be no text getting highlighted. I cannot recreate this – could you possibly make a short video and post a link here (or pm me if your prefer)?


The line break issue is personal preference. We import the subtitles, or any text file for that matter, with the same line breaks. If you want all line breaks removed, please consider using a free online tool for that, like this one.


I will post here when the ticket is completed.  

I'm reading the Malazan Book of the Fallen.

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Yeah, it seems that you have to scroll by the edge of the screen but the

ease of use with regards to this type of scrolling (imo) is somewhat impaired.


Anyway I'll send you a couple of videos privately.

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Thanks very much for the videos! The ease is not impaired in any way. You are having problems because you are assuming OPLingo behaves like LingQ, and it doesn’t. Our pages are long, so you scroll down until you get to the bottom, then advance to the next page by clicking the arrows. Their pages are so short they require no scrolling; you just swipe to the right to advance to the next page. If you try to swipe to the right on OPLingo, you will select text – you should select the arrows to advance. Word and phrase selection are different too. I’m curious how their system works with videos, especially in landscape, but barring that it appear that both systems work fine; they are just different.

I'm reading the Malazan Book of the Fallen.

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Hi Raymond,

The video floats now - can you please verify that it is working for you?

Thanks.

I'm reading the Malazan Book of the Fallen.

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Yeah, you're right. I believe having to scroll on the sides has its own merit. And I guess

I'm trying to compare it to LingQ which is not fair as we all have our own unique style.


Anyway, the video is already floating and working well except there were some freeze

moments. But I guess for now everything's good. 


Definitely I can get used to OPLingo's style.


Thank you so much for the support.

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What do you mean by "freeze moments" - buffering?

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leosmith wrote:
What do you mean by "freeze moments" - buffering?


I tried using the phone app again and it seems that the freezing

happens when I select some text. I could not scroll. I could not do

anything. Not sure if others experience this but hopefully this is 

not an isolated case. At this point I refresh everything and it's

difficult to go bback where you left off.

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Raymond.S. wrote:
I tried using the phone app again and it seems that the freezinghappens when I select some text. I could not scroll. I could not do
anything. Not sure if others experience this but hopefully this is
not an isolated case. At this point I refresh everything and it's
difficult to go bback where you left off.

I can't reproduce this. Could you make a video of it?

I'm reading the Malazan Book of the Fallen.

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I received your video and have written a ticket. I'll post here when we get it resolved.

I'm reading the Malazan Book of the Fallen.

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We still cannot recreate this, but the tech team thinks it may be due to a slow device. If you don't mind, please open this passage and see if the reduced text (about 1/2 page) fixes the problem.

I'm reading the Malazan Book of the Fallen.

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I think this issue might be a little difficult to pinpoint. For now I'm just

going to observe and most of the time I use a laptop when reading in OPLingo.

I guess if other users don't have any similar problems like I'm experiencing

in using the app, then I guess I'm the lucky one. jaja.


For now I want to thank you for all the effort and I think OPLingo is going

to make (or is already making) huge waves in the language learning community.


Hasta luego!

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